THE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS POLLEN ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PISTACIA VERA L. NUTS
The effects of five different pollens on nut and seed characteristics of three pistachio cultivars ("Owhadi", "Kalleh-ghuchi", "Momtoz") were studied in 1990 and 1991. The results confirmed previous studies in showing xenia and metaxenia effects. Pollen of Pistacia species other than Pistacia vera tended to retard nut development. Effects upon kernel weight and shell dehiscence were greatest when Pistacia mutica F. & M. pollen was used, followed by Pistacia atlantica Deaf. pollen. Larger kernel and higher shell splitting resulted from the use of Pistacia vera pollen. Greater kernel weight of 'Kalleh-ghuchi,' higher shell splitting of 'Momtaz' and increase blanks of 'Owhadi' resulting from pollination with Pistacia vera, suggested that female parent affected response. The results indicated that use of pollen of Pistacia species other than Pistacia vera is undesirable.
RIAZI, G.H. and RAHEMI, M. (1995). THE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS POLLEN ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PISTACIA VERA L. NUTS. Acta Hortic. 419, 67-72